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All I Ever Needed: Orlando Bloom Wearing a Tamagotchi on His Lapel at the Met Gala

Orlando Bloom with '90s relic. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Orlando Bloom with '90s relic. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

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We interrupt this evening's Met Gala coverage to take a quick walk down memory lane. Remember Tamagotchis, the best toy of the 1990s? Those little digital pets that you carried around on your belt loop, that demanded you play with them and keep them alive? Even though you never succeeded at the latter, they were the illest.

Now, remember Orlando Bloom? Pirates of the Caribbean-era Orlando Bloom. (First movie only.) God, what a dreamboat. Those brown eyes. That accent. That ponytail.

And then out of nowhere, those two back burner items went flying hand in hand straight to the frontmost burner. Your eyes do not deceive you: Orlando Bloom wore a Tamagotchi on his lapel to the Met Gala, which is the single best interpretation of the evening's "Manus x Machina" theme we've seen yet. Mostly, it's resulted in a lot of silver dresses — because silver equals metal equals future tech? — and one very pretty light-up gown by Zac Posen.

We're loath to admit that a man was one of the funniest people at the benefit, but still. This is very funny. Well done, sir.